...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Alpha Wolfram:

Stephen Wolfram is building something new -- and it is really impressive and significant. In fact it may be as important for the Web (and the world) as Google, but for a different purpose.
The most obvious and immediate difference between "Wolfram Alpha" and "Google" is Brin and Page didn't name Google after themselves.
Wolfram's made a major error there.
However wonderful the tool is or becomes, attaching his own name to it is ignoble.

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